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Aquilo (band)

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Aquilo are an English musical duo from Silverdale, Lancashire, consisting of Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher They began gaining recognition in 2013 for their singles such as "Calling Me" and "You There", in addition to their five EPs

The duo's debut album, Silhouettes, was released on 27 January 2017 Their second studio album, ii, was released on 4 May 2018


  • 1 History
    • 11 Career beginnings
    • 12 2013–present: Aquilo, Human, and Calling Me
  • 2 Musical style
  • 3 Discography
    • 31 Albums
    • 32 EPs
    • 33 Singles
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Career beginnings

Members Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher grew up as neighbours in Silverdale, Lancashire They were both part of rivaling rock bands in their hometown Higham studied music production in university The two worked on their musical projects individually before collaborating as Aquilo

2013–present: Aquilo, Human, and Calling Me

Tom Higham

Aquilo began receiving attention in 2013 for their debut tracks "You There" and "Calling Me" "You There" was included in BBC Radio 1's playlist on 12 June 2014 and the "Best Of BBC Introducing Stage" choices The song was also featured in the trailer for the 2014 independent drama Camp X-Ray Additionally, they performed "Calling Me" and "You There" on the BBC Introducing stage at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival 2014 on 28 June 2014 They also played at the 2014 Kendal Calling festival Their first EP, Aquilo, was released on 3 March 2014

On 8 December 2014, they released their second EP, Human

On 5 March 2015, their collaboration with popular disc jockey Vanic, "Losing You", was released onto YouTube and SoundCloud It has so far accumulated over 75 million 'plays' on SoundCloud as of 10 April 2017 They also collaborated with French DJ and record producer Madeon on "Innocence" from his debut album, Adventure, on 27 March Besides collaborations, their third EP, Calling Me, was released at the start of June that year Another EP, Painting Picture Of A War, was later released on 4 December

On 17 March 2016, they played alongside alt-pop duo Oh Wonder, at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

In November 2016, the band appeared on Enigma's eighth studio album The Fall of a Rebel Angel They provided vocals to the album's closing track and second single, respectively, "Amen"

On 27 January 2017, the duo released their debut album, Silhouettes

Musical style

Aquilo's music have been described mainly as alternative, as well as electronica, dream pop, ambient and indie They are known for producing "soft, calm electro-pop", "chilled electronic", "ravishingly refined sort of dreamily sad electronica", and "fragile dream pop laced with subtle electronica and soulful vocals"



List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Release date Label Format UK Update
Silhouettes 27 January 2017 Island CD

Digital download



Title Details
Release date Label Format
Aquilo 3 March 2014 Believe Digital download
Human 8 December 2014 Island Digital download


Calling Me 1 June 2015
Painting Pictures Of A War 4 December 2015
Midnight Live 29 January 2016
In the Low Light Live 5 May 2017 Digital download
ii Side A 17 November 2017 Digital Download


  • "You There" 2014
  • "I Gave It All" 2014
  • "Losing You" 2014
  • "Calling Me" 2015
  • "Good Girl" 2015
  • "Sorry" 2016
  • "So Close to Magic" 2016
  • "Amen" 2016
  • "You Won't Know Where You Stand" 2017
  • "Silhouette" 2017
  • "Almost Over" 2017
  • "I Could Fight On A Wall" 2017
  • "Thin" 2017
  • "Who Are You" 2017
  • "Silent Movies" 2018
  • "Seagull" 2018


  1. ^ Aquilo: Biography, albums, streaming links AllMusic Guide
  2. ^ a b English duo Aquilo on their atmospheric debut album 'Silhouettes' Billboard
  3. ^ a b c d Lester, Paul 7 April 2014 "New Band of the Week: Aquilo No 1,736" The Guardian Retrieved 18 June 2014 
  4. ^ a b c Brinnand, Emily 29 April 2013 "Aquilo – New Band Up North #24" The Guardian Retrieved 18 June 2014 
  5. ^ "Aquilo - New Music" Telegraphcouk Retrieved 2016-04-15 
  6. ^ "Aquilo - "You There"" Pigeons & Planes Retrieved 18 June 2014 
  7. ^ "Radio 1 Playlist" BBC 12 June 2014 Retrieved 18 June 2014 
  8. ^ "Best of BBC Introducing" Glastonbury BBC Retrieved 29 June 2014 
  9. ^ Reilly, Travis 8 August 2014 "Kristen Stewart Shakes Bella Swan Stigma in First 'Camp X-Ray' Trailer" The Wrap Retrieved 13 August 2014 The trailer contains Aquilo's haunting song “You There”  
  10. ^ "Aquilo" Glastonbury BBC 28 June 2014 Retrieved 29 June 2014 
  11. ^ "Lineup 2014" Kendal Calling Retrieved 18 June 2014 
  12. ^ "Vanic x Aquilo - Losing You" SoundCloud 
  13. ^ Amen by Enigma on Discogs Discogs Retrieved 22 November 2016
  14. ^ Havens, Lyndsey "English Duo AQUILO On Their Atmospheric Debut Album, Anxiety & More" Billboard Retrieved 28 January 2017 
  15. ^ "Aquilo Interview" Banana 5 March 2013 Archived from the original on 22 May 2014 
  16. ^ Aquilo - Agenda - Ancienne Belgique - Official Website zebrixabconcertsbe
  17. ^ "Official Albums Chart Update Top 100 30 January 2017 - 05 February 2017" Official Charts Company OCC 30 January 2017 Retrieved 2 February 2017 

External links

  • Official website
  • Aquilo on Facebook
  • Aquilo on Twitter

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